British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue


2006-05-08 15:38:10

Montrose Team Uplift Exhausted Duck

Elaine received a call at 09.00hrs from Gary and Wendy of Woodston B&B who had been on St Cyrus beach and retrieved a duck from the surf. The duck appeared to be exhausted and had taken a pounding from the rough seas. At 22.30 hrs Norman Mundie (Volunteer Driver) with the team accompanied by Medic Peter Taylor had taken receipt of the bird and delivered it to Medic Elaine Roft. The duck now named "Woody" has been placed in an isolation pen overnight and will be transferred to The Grampian Wildlife Trust at New Deer in the morning. "Woody" is from the duck family, looks like a female mallard, but unlike female mallards has dark webbed feet and darker plumage. Species identification will come soon - hopefully with Medic Bob Perts help!

Elaine Roft
British Divers Marine Life Rescue
Montrose Area Co-ordinator (Inverbervie-Easthaven)